New UQ Doctor of Medicine program to boost global profile

4 February 2014

The University of Queensland has officially announced that it will introduce the new Doctor of Medicine (MD) program in 2015, enhancing global opportunities for its postgraduate medical students.

The four-year postgraduate-entry MD degree will replace the current four-year Bachelor of Medicine/Bachelor of Surgery (MBBS) program.
UQ School of Medicine Head Professor Darrell Crawford said it was an exciting development that would greatly benefit the university’s medical students.
“The change to an MD will ensure the UQ medical program remains aligned with medical programs from other comparable research-intensive universities in Australia,” he said, adding that it will also provide a more easily recognizable qualification for their medical graduates.
“This is important because future graduates are likely to be much more globally mobile than past generations, and an MD degree will facilitate greater international employment opportunities for them.
“Equally important, the MD degree allows us the opportunity to refine our course with more emphasis on an understanding of research methodology and research outcomes. The enhanced research exposure will be an advantage for our graduates in an increasingly competitive healthcare arena,” Professor Crawford said.

UQ Doctor of Medicine
New Doctor of Medicine (MD) program will enhance global opportunities for UQ’s medical students

Students will benefit from access to the research-rich environment that is provided by UQ Medical School, which is currently ranked 33rd in the world in medicine in the QS World University Subject Rankings.
The MD program requires a minimum of a three-year bachelor degree for entry, with provisional and graduate entry to be offered to domestic and international students.

About the UQ Medical School Program

Program:  Doctor of Medicine (MD) commencing 2015
Location: Brisbane or Ipswich, Queensland
Semester intake: January
Duration: 4 years
Application deadline: UQ Medical School applications are assessed on a rolling admissions (first come, first served) basis. OzTREKK recommends that applicants apply early to increase their chances of timely assessment.

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Think you might like to study at UQ Medical School for the 2015 intake of the UQ MD program? Contact OzTREKK’s Australian Medical Schools Admissions Officer Broghan Dean at or call toll free in Canada at 1 866-698-7355 for more information!